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Borrowing Privileges and Library Fines

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Borrowing Privileges and Library Fines

**Due to COVID, all items will be checked out for a term, but are subject to RECALL. All physical video resources are checked out for 3 weeks, and are also subject to RECALL.

The FNUniv Library provides different loan periods for different borrowing groups. Overdue fines are charged to encourage the timely return of Library materials and to ensure fair and equal access to Library resources for all patrons. See the Borrowing Schedule and Fine Schedule below for more information.

Borrowing Groups and Loan Periods

BorrowerItemLoan Period
Faculty and Sessional Instructors

(Faculty can borrow max. of 500 items; Sessional can borrow max. of 100 items)
Books
Theses
Government
Publications (including Extension, Oversize, School Collection, and Curriculum Lab materials)
End of current semester
Serials3 Days
Audio-Visual Material
(VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes)
3 Weeks
Reference
Micromaterials
Special Collections
In Library use only
Undergraduate Student

(Undergraduates can borrow max of 100 items)
Books
Theses
Government
Publications (including Oversize and School Collection materials)
3 Weeks
Serials3 Days
Audio-Visual Material
(VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes)
3 Weeks
Reference
Micromaterials
Special Collections
In Library use only
Laptop (available to F/T FNUniv students only)End of current semester
Graduate Students & Non-Teaching Staff

(Grads can borrow max. of 200 items; Staff can borrow max. of 500 items)

Books
Theses
Government
Publications (including Oversize and School Collection materials)
End of current semester
Serials3 Days
Audio-Visual Material
(VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes)
3 Weeks
Reference
Micromaterials
Special Collections
In Library use only
Laptop (available to F/T FNUniv students only)End of current semester
Visiting Scholar

(can borrow max. of 25 items)
Books
Theses
Government Publications (including Extension, Oversize, School Collection, and Curriculum Lab materials)
3 Weeks
Serials3 Days
Audio-Visual Material
(VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes)
3 Weeks
Reference
Micromaterials
Special Collections
In Library use only
Alumni, Public Access

(can borrow max. of 25 items)
Serials3 Days
Books
Theses
Government Publications (including Extension, Oversize, School Collection, and Curriculum Lab materials)
3 Weeks
Audio-Visual Material
(VHS, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes)
3 Weeks
Reference
Micromaterials
Special Collections
In Library use only

All loans are subject to recall if required by other patrons. Recalled items will be due 7 days from the date of recall.

Library material may be renewed online through the library catalogue, or by calling 790-5950 ext 3429, to speak to a staff member.

Library Fines

Fine Schedule for Overdue or Lost Items
Regular Loans50 cents/day up to a maximum of $16.00 per item
Recalled Items$5.00/hour after the recall due date, up to a maximum of $100.00 per item
Reserves$5.00/hour up to a maximum of $100.00 per item
Laptops$10.00/day up to a maximum of $50.00 per item
Lost ItemsReplacement cost + $25.00 administration fee
Laptop replacement cost is $420.00 (+ $25.00 administration fee).
Most items are declared lost 30 days after their due date.
Reserves are declared lost 3 days after their due date.

Library patrons are responsible for the timely return of library materials or the renewal of library items before the due date. Library staff will not be held responsible for accumulated patron fines. Overdue and fines and fee notices are mailed/emailed once a week.

Fees must be paid at the FNUniv Financial Services Office by cash, debit/credit or cheque made payable to the First Nations University of Canada.

Failure to Return Items or Pay Fines and Fees

If a library item has not been returned 30 days after the due date, the replacement cost and administration fee is applied to the patron’s account. Returning the item will remove the replacement cost, but not the accumulated overdue fines or administration fee.

Outstanding fines and fees over $49.00 will prevent the patron from further borrowing from FNUniv libraries. Borrowing privileges will be reinstated once the outstanding fee is reduced to $49.00 or less. FNUniv library fines and fees that are outstanding for 50 days or more will block registration, convocation and release of credits until outstanding fines have been paid.

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